BigDog/Friends/COBDR/UTBDR/2,3 & 4 Corners

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BigDogAdventures, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. antipode

    antipode Wanderer

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    Suscribed.

    I was supposed to do the COBDR and UTBDR starting last week, but I was doing them alone and the rain made me cancel.

    Instead I will enjoy your RR and pics and get ready for my next attempt which will be in May 2014

    Thanks for posting!
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  2. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    In and subscribed on day #1!
    That first night's campsite is going to be tough to beat.
    Hmm, we've been looking for a way to link up the Colo and UT BCDRs..
    Just curious, could this trip be covered in 8 days? (I know, I should take more time, but I don't have any.)

    Thanks for posting Mark, nothing like another Big Dog RR! :clap
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  3. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    BigDog, your tracks loaded in my basecamp perfectly. I must be getting better at it. I followed them out through day 3. I think this might be one of your best! I'm going to wait and let you catch up so I don't spoil the story for me. I am interested in pictures of the trail after looking at the tracks and maps. I'll likely be solo for some of it.

    Your pictures are awesome! I've been down the Mokee Dugway, but I never knew about Muley Point. Dang! ...and no wind. Very special for your gang.

    Thanks again. Your trips are always a great inspiration for me. I bought your bike and trimmed it out as you suggested. I parked it out west and now I am riding your tracks. I even scouted some of the GWT around Phoenix. Some of that was not big bike friendly, but plenty of go-arounds. -P
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  4. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Yes that campsite was awesome------I don't think the BDR boys knew about that place----they didn't route it to it anyway.
    I found it poking around on google earth----and went "Holy Sheet"----I don't want to just go there---I want to camp there and soak it all in.
    Reminded me of Toroweap on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.


    No---not in 8 days------------unless your were flying----and nothing ever happened-----and lots of stuff will. You'd be way better off relaxing---slowing down and doing one state in 8 days. You'll just get your panty's in a wad trying to do it in 8---that's all you'll be thinking about----getting it done.
    Linking the routes together at the bottom is a day---and linking them together at the top is at least 2 days. So there is 3 days shot.--------well not shot.

    BigDog
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  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I'm waiting for my buddies to chime in before I move to day 2.

    So the pressure is on them---get on em' :deal:D:D:D:D:D

    Dingweeds is a hunt and peck kind of guy---but that Bash3r can type faster than most people talk. And he's a wizz with pictures---and video's.

    BigDog
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  6. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Glad you guys did well despite the rain. I was thinking about you with all that going on. Really looking forward to seeing your trip!!!!
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  7. 7thson

    7thson Adventurer

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  8. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Hi Bryan,
    It just wasn't that bad for us---but we ran into riders who were whipped and had tore up bikes that warned us not to go in certain places----and we didn't.

    My wife was watching the weather and was freaking out. But she's good at that.

    One quote I'll remember from one very experienced rider we ran into on a 990 after wrestling their bikes thru miles of mud---picking them up now and then---------------he said "I got nothing left"-------"I'd recommend you turn around"---and we did.

    BigDog
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  9. timwicked

    timwicked Adventurer

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    IF Webster's is looking for a " picture definition " of grandeur, I think you nailed it!
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  10. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    Excellent Mark! Can't wait to see this one! :D
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  11. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    :hmmmmm Watching the sunset from Muley Point. Nope, Can't think of a better way to end the day. :clap Looking forward to the rest.
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  12. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    So this is what you were doing :D

    I had emailed you asking if I could drop in and say hi last weekend.
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  13. zekester63

    zekester63 Been here awhile

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    Places like this..especially getting to camp there, are so beautiful to me that's it's almost surreal.

    Nice RR. Thanks for taking us along!

    Happy Riding!
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  14. fotobo

    fotobo KTM rider

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    Muley point is really cool. I was the for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
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  15. BigDogAdventures

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    Hope the weather was as good for you.
    I was totally ignorant about this place---and called somebody at the Forest service and they told me I had to have a permit to camp there.
    Then I called the BLM and she said no problem to camp there.
    She did ask me to do a few things.
    Don't camp in a new spot---don't get off the main road-----pack it in---pack it out---leave no trace.
    And we did.
    There are no facilities there whatsoever.
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  16. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Kelly,
    It was Great to meet you and Matt!!!!!
    ADV Ranch Coming soon!!!!....Lord willing and the creek don't rise!!!!
    Ride safe
    Scott
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  17. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    GREAT Ride!!!!!! BIG Thanks to Jeff and Family for Breakfast and everything!!!!:clap:clap:clap
    Scott
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  18. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    I'm in for this one!!! I've done Valley of the Gods & Moki a couple of times on the VFR. We usually camp at Goosenecks--also primitive--and WINDY....

    Our daughter Heather & her boyfriend have lived in Cortez for years. They both work in the Sheriff's dept & they ride. Stop in & say Hey next time you are there.

    Now back to the report. Your pix are way better than mine....
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  19. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Scott, great to meet you, too!! :D

    Best of luck with the ranch, can't wait to see details :deal

    Aw, BigDog - thanks for the kind words!
    We're just really, really dumb.:lol3
    Matt says "hi", we're looking forward to that video!
    kelly
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  20. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Mark,
    Thanks for doing the RR!!!!! It was a BLAST to ride!!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT Friends........Great riding........Fantastic country.....Great route.....

    Just doesn't get any Better!!!!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap

    Scott
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